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DoD, U.N. Hold Inaugural Training for Peacekeeping Investigators

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2018 — The Defense Department and the United Nations held an inaugural training course for national investigative officers for U.N. peacekeeping operations, aimed at holding peacekeepers accountable for abuses such as sexual misconduct and preventing further crimes. More than two dozen participants…

Mattis, Tillerson Co-Host First U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2018 — Qatar is a strong and valued military partner to the United States, Defense Secretary James. N. Mattis said yesterday at the inaugural U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue at the State Department. The secretary made his remarks in a news conference following the…

Trump Calls for Ending Sequester, Keeping Guantanamo Open

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2018 — The United States faces myriad dangers from rogue regimes and global competitors, and the nation must have a strong defense to discourage these rivals and forge a world of peace, President Donald J. Trump said in his State of the…

Selva Describes Reality of Great Power Competition

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2018 — Great power competition is back, and its emphasis in the National Security Strategy and the National Defense Strategy is a recognition of something “we should have recognized 10 years ago,” the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said…

Budget Impasse, Continuing Resolutions Pose Problems for DoD

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2018 — The Defense Department still doesn’t have a budget and is still operating under a continuing resolution, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said to the Defense Writers Group here today. As the fight continues on Capitol Hill…

Military Receives Free Tax Preparation at VITA Locations

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2018 — Free, in-person tax preparation services are available now for active duty members, retirees and dependents, according to Army Lt. Col. David Dulaney, the executive director of the Armed Forces Tax Council. “It’s a wonderful program, because it’s us taking care…

Shanahan Asks All DoD Personnel to Read, Internalize New Defense Strat

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2018 — All DoD personnel need to read and internalize the new National Defense Strategy, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said here Jan. 19. “This is not a document; it is a means to an end,” the deputy secretary said in…

DoD Launches Initiative to Inform Americans of Military Life

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2018 — It is a sign of America’s disconnect with its military that there are those who believe that when a person joins the military, that person cannot have a spouse or children or pets, said Amber Smith, the deputy assistant to…

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